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Malene Missel

Clinical nurse specialist

Dr. Missel was born in Denmark. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2000, a Master’s Degree in nursing in 2008, and finished her doctoral studies in 2016. She has worked as a nurse within the classic thoracic surgical area for more than 16 years caring for patients in curative or palliative treatment for lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mesothelioma, bronchial cancers and lung metastasis. Malene has been in charge of the research for the classic thoracic surgical cancer patients for several years in collaboration with three other thoracic centers in Denmark. She cooperates with nurse researchers in Europe in establishing a research network within the thoracic surgical nursing area. Malene has been invited as a speaker at several conferences in cancer nursing in USA, Canada, Australia and Europe. She has published more than 10 peer reviewed papers and several other papers, reports, and textbook chapters.

Current Research

  • Experiences of dignity in patients with advanced esophageal cancer
  • Dignity Therapy for patients with advanced esophageal cancer
  • Nutritional therapy for patients with esophageal cancer
  • Experiences of daily life in patients with advanced esophageal cancer
  • Storytelling for patients with lung cancer
  • Daily life experiences of patients after cardiac arrest
  • Well-being after trans aortic valve replacement (TAVI)
  • Rehabilitation in lung cancer patients


Interested topics

  • Qualitative research and phenomenology
  • Dignity and dignity therapy
  • Palliative psychosocial care / nursing
  • Daily life theory
  • Storytelling / patient illness stories

International collaborations

  • European Society for Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS)
  • Arthur W. Frank. Mphil.,ph.d., Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Calgary, Canada; 20% professorship, Betanien University College, Bergen, Norway.


Conference Organization

  • Organizing committee and chair at the Nursing Congress at the European Society for Thoracic Surgeons (2014, 2015, 2017).
  • Organizing committee at the nurse symposium at the Copenhagen University Hospital (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017).
  • Organizing committee at national thoracic nursing symposium (2014)


  • 2000:Authorization as a Nurse, RN, The Education of Nurses at Copenhagen Hospital Corporation, H:S School of Nursing, Denmark.
  • 2005:Educational Programme in Clinical Nursing, The Heart Centre,Rigshospitalet, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2005:Supplementary Programme in Nursing, University College Øresund, Denmark, department of Advanced Health Care Studies.Thesis: How to preserve and protect the patient’s autonomy, integrity, dignity and vulnerability by incorporating life history.
  • 2005:Master’s degree in Nursing, Cand.cur.,MScN, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Aarhus, Denmark.Thesis: Patients’ experiences of living with incurable oesophageal cancer. A phenomenological hermeneutical interpretation of patient narratives.
  • 2016: PhD degree, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Thesis: Towards gaining renewed balance in life after operable lung cancer. A longitudinal exploration of patients’ lived experiences during ‘four critical moments’ in their illness, treatment and rehabilitative trajectory.


Clinical appointments

  • 2000-2008: Employment as a Nurse at Department of Thoracic Surgery RT, Rigshospitalet, University Hospital of Copenhagen.
  • 2008-(present position):Employment as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Department of Thoracic Surgery RT, Rigshospitalet, University Hospital of Copenhagen.


Teaching appointments


  • 2008-2013:External teaching at The Master’s Programme in Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Aarhus, Denmark. Course: Methodology inspired by Ricoeur.
  • 2014-(present position): Teaching at the one year educational programme for experienced nurses at the Heart Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital. Course: Qualitative methodology.



  • The organizing committee for nursing development, Copenhagen University Hospital
  • Network for nurse leaders and researchers within the thoracic surgical nursing area in Denmark
  • Danish Health Authority
  • Centre for Integrated Rehabilitation of Cancer patients (CIRE)
  • Danish Professional Corporation for nurses interested in the care of cancer patients
  • Danish Council of Nurses